chamaeleon

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See also: Chamaeleon and chameleon

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

chamaeleon (plural chamaeleons)

  1. Alternative spelling of chameleon

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χαμαιλέων (khamailéōn), from χαμαί (khamaí, on the earth, on the ground) + λέων (léōn, lion)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chamaeleon m (genitive chamaeleōnis); third declension

  1. chameleon (lizard)

Inflection[edit]

The singular genitive is sometimes chamaeleōntis, with a corresonding change in other forms.